myocardial infraction

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I was having tests before planned surgery in Feb and the Ecg showed myocardial infraction? my doctor has sent  e mail to get me a cardiac appointment I am so scared is there some way I can get seen quickly I do not hae money for private health

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    First of all, don't get alarmed, just because the ecg showed evicence of an old

    infarct does not mean you're going to die.  I had an ecg one time, just as a routine

    evaluation and it showed evidence of an old infarct.  I wouldn't have even known

    I'd had an infarct if I hadn't had the ecg.  I'm not saying you shouldn't follow up with

    a cardiologist, but you can't do anything to reverse the heart attack you've had, you

    can only get an evaluation and hopefully sound advice on where to go from there.

    I wish you the best going forward, try to stay calm, if you can.

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    It's  understandable you're scared, but not knowing even what country you're in I can't offer you any suggestions on how to get seen quickly.   Your gp would be the one to ask about this.
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      Apologies for the irrelevant rsponse regarding the weather:  it was meant for someone else on another forum

      Given that the heart attack was so mild you didn't even know you'd had it, please try not to worry until you've had further tests, which I know isn't easy, but it's essential because how we deal with stress can have a huge effect on cardiac condtions.

      If you have any worrying symptoms at all, go to the hospital emergency department, by ambulance if necessary. 

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    Hi Crawfurd,

    I know it's easy to say don't worry so I won't say it. What I will say is try to keep calm. Download a meditation app on your phone, get a massage or try some acupuncture? Just do your best to not stress about the situation. I found anxiety was the biggest problem while waiting to see the hospital consultant. I waited 4 weeks for my 'urgent' referral & they were the longest 4 weeks of my life! My ECG also showed a possible MI, but I now know these changes on my ECG could be indicative of other issues.

    If your symptoms suddenly worsen, phone 999. Hopefully you won't need to do this. Write down any questions & talk to your GP if need be as they may be able to help?

    I know it's terrifying & I wish you a short wait for your referral & positive answers.

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      Hi Crawfurd,

      Hope you're coping as well as possible. Weirdly I worried about my dog more than I worried about me! I thought I would die at any moment; but obviously I am still here.

      I dont know what all your symptoms are, but these can be helped with medication. See your GP for more advice & they can put you on certain drugs if they deem it necessary. 10 days ago, my cardiologist put me in 3 medications & I'm already feeling so much better. I'm still frightened & experiencing some side effects from the meds; however, I beginning to revert back to my usual self & take control of my condition. My dog's helping me to do this because he's sensitive to my emotions & I need to stay calm for his sake. Amazing how our pets can help us!

      Best wishes

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